How To Apply For EBT Card In New York

There are additional requirements on how to apply for an Electronic Benefits Transfer debit card in New York, below we list some of these additional requirements. Some states provide a ebt card application online or one that you can download, print and submit to the SNAP benefits department in NY. If you already receive New York SNAP benefits and need to know how to check your ebt card balance online or by phone number, New York EBT Balance.

New York SNAP Benefits Department
New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

New York SNAP Benefits Program
New York Food Stamp Program

New York EBT Application
In order to apply for a New York EBT card you need to find the nearest New York Department of Social or Human Services. To find the nearest SNAP benefits office in your state, find your local NY SNAP Office.To apply by phone you can call the New York Information Hotline number at 1-877-472-8411 or 718-557-1399 NYC. If you are looking to apply for SNAP benefits online, apply for New York food stamps online. If you are looking to print out the SNAP benefits application and mail it in, print out New York food stamp application.

New York SNAP Benefits Eligibility
In order to apply for SNAP benefits in New York an applicant must meet the criteria set by the USDA SNAP Eligibility Requirements. The applicant must also provide the required documentation which would include a valid social security number for each household member, as requested by the state. Personal real estate, personal vehicle or personal property may not disqualify a family from receiving these benefits, assets such as bank accounts should not exceed $2000, $3000 if the home has an elderly or disabled occupant.

Households must have a gross monthly income at or below 130% of the Federal poverty guidelines. After allowable deductions a household's net monthly income should be 100% or less of the Federal poverty guidelines in order to be eligible for SNAP Benefits. Adults who are residing in the current household must meet work requirements as outlined by the program. You can view additional details about how to apply for NY SNAP Benefits by using the SNAP Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool. is not affiliated with any government agency. This site is for informational purposes only.